Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jerusalemites Join No-Pants-in-Subway Craze


Photo: YourJewishNews.com
On Sunday, January 13th, tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in 60 cities in 25 countries around the world. In New York, where it all started 12 years ago, the  Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines.

There are no borders to silliness, and that applies to the Jerusalemites who joined the worldwide mishegas as they rode the light rail system on the same day in their underwear to the stares and bewilderment of riders and onlookers.

The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. It was started by Improv Everywhere,  a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. This month's prank really deserves the title of "flash mob."

Created in August of 2001, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.

The two videos below show the narishkeit in Jerusalem and New York.

Enjoy! 

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